I really believe this was done with the best of intentions. I also believe that it used to work. Throughout the 1960s through the 1980s Christians would meet in church buildings around 7 P.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. They would be given a list of names and then, in groups of two or three, they would dutifully go to those homes one by one. Continue reading “As you go evangelism.”
I am grateful for this New Year! I say that because sometimes we take for granted the blessing that everything in life starts over at some point. Every day comes to an end and with it comes a new day. Continue reading “The power of new opportunities.”
Most people experience varying degrees of social anxiety in new situations. When inviting our friends to visit Sunday morning worship services, one thing we can do to make them feel more comfortable saying “yes” is to simply let them know what to expect when they arrive at the church building. Continue reading “Making Our Invitations to Worship More Effective.”
By R. W. McAlister
One of the most amazing things we find in the book of Acts is that from a beginning with only 120 disciples, the news about Jesus spreads throughout Judea, Samaria, Syria, Asia, and into Europe and Africa. In Jerusalem alone there were over ten thousand Christians in the first years.
Without modern mass media, without social networking, without power or prestige, without much money, the gospel was spread more rapidly than it has ever been since – but how did this happen? Continue reading “Speak up for Jesus.”
What is the difference between a diamond and a gold nugget? The most obvious differences are visual. One looks clear and the other is yellow in color. The biggest differences are not visible but material. One is soft, malleable, while the other is hard, able to cut through almost anything. Both can be shaped into amazing and beautiful jewelry but each is different in their own special ways. Continue reading “Different kinds of rocks.”